Two prominent members of the North American Dota 2 scene, EternaLEnVy and Ryoya, announced today that they are retiring from competitive play.
Ryoya, the more active of the two, stated that he “no longer enjoys playing Dota 2 as much as before. Ryoya had been active in the competitive scene since 2014, and he last played for TOOBASED, which he parted ways with in May. Despite reaching the first division after an explosive season in the lower division, simply TOOBASED failed to rank high in the NA DPC and was eventually relegated to the second division.
EternaLEnVy, on the other hand, has been absent from the competitive scene for some time. After his glory days at Team Secret in 2015, EternaLEnVy has changed several teams. Fnatic, Cloud9, compLexity and beastcoast are just some of the teams he was on until 2021, as the player also played in various stacks.
EternalEnVy has been missing from the competitive Dota 2 scene since 2021, and a post was recently posted on Reddit asking if anyone misses his professional game. EternalEnVy often preferred high-risk, high-reward games, which made watching him fascinating. Memes such as “fiftEE/fifEE” and “scientists baffled” will remain EternalEnVy’s legacy in the Dota 2 world.
Ryoya and EternalEnVy have two of the longest resumes in the North American Dota 2 scene. These two players have been a part of the scene practically since the game’s launch, but there always comes a point when a player finds it hard to find the desire to keep improving in the game. Dota 2 is a constantly evolving game, which means staying on top will be just as difficult as getting there. Two legendary names may have officially passed away today, but there’s no doubt that they inspired hundreds of players to train hard and work to achieve similar heights.